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FWO welcomes positive feedback, addresses challenges
The Fair Work Ombudsman has welcomed the findings of a University of Melbourne research project which examined the agency's compliance work.
Govt opens $11m fund for greater Tasmania investment
The Australian Government is putting in place a 'key program' in its overall strategy to create new opportunities for investment and jobs growth in Tasmania.
Manufacturing technology trends in production proximity
This trend is playing out on two fronts - re-shoring of global plants, and local assembly, both of these trends help manufacturers meet the demands of consumers who are increasingly ...
Gas market reform 'huge consequences' for manufacturing
An alliance of six industry associations released on Sunday (20 July) the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of rapidly escalating gas prices on the Australian economy.
Carbon tax 'finally axed'
Following weeks of ambivalence, negotiation, and a marathon debate lasting more than 50 hours, Tony Abbott's carbon tax repeal bill finally reached its parliamentary frontier when ...
Business groups welcome Carbon Tax Repeal
Three of Australia's leading groups representing businesses in critical sectors of the economy have welcomed the repeal of the carbon tax as the first step in moving towards an ...
How to make Workers' Compensation work for you
To an injured worker, the Workers' Compensation process can seem like a maze which has been intentionally made difficult.
PUP's failure to keep carbon tax promise 'will disappoint public'
Clive Palmer and his PUP senators will have much to explain to voters if it does play its part in scrapping the carbon tax this week, Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has said. ...
PUP's protest vote on carbon tax 'delays the inevitable'
A bid by the Abbott government to repeal the carbon tax earlier than originally planned has been stonewalled by Clive Palmer and his Palmer United Party senators, following their ...
Detail of Aust-Japan free trade agreement 'critical': industry
The effects of the historic free trade agreement (FTA) with Japan should be seen by business and industry alike before the end of the year, Federal Trade Minister Andrew Robb said.
Industries to rise and fall in the next financial year
As Australian companies ring in the new financial year, business information analysts at IBISWorld reveal the industries set to sink and soar.
 'New era' for Australian industry and small business
A new era for industry development in Australia has begun, focusing on new investment, jobs growth, and new opportunities for Australian entrepreneurs, according to the Federal ...
Australian PMI: Manufacturing contracts slightly in June
The latest Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI®) remained in contractionary territory in June, down slightly by 0.3 points to 48.9 ...
$5.2bn invested in clean energy during 2013: report
Findings from a report released last week (23 June) by the Clean Energy Council show that $5.2 billion was invested in clean energy during the 2013 calendar year, the third successive ...
Carbon tax: '$150 million per week and rising'
Official figures confirm the carbon tax is imposing a $150 million burden on the Australian economy every week.
Future of manufacturing 'in peril' due to TAFE funding cuts
The AMWU marked national TAFE Day this week by taking the fight for our apprentices' rights to quality training to the heart of the problem – Canberra.
'Clever chemistry' used to create stronger materials
'Clever chemistry' is being used to change carbon fibre surfaces in a bid to make materials stronger and lighter with better crash-resistance, thanks to the work of an Australian ...
Working from home – a convenience or an intrusion?
A new study has found jobs in which people have a formal agreement to work from home are generally seen as 'good jobs' by employees in Australia, but the picture is less clear for ...
Review your business systems, prepare for successful financial year
As the End of Financial Year approaches, The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is encouraging businesses to review their existing systems and processes to prepare for a successful ...
Four steps to combat hearing loss, the 'silent epidemic'
An estimated 275 million people suffer from hearing loss, the world's number one sensory disability.
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